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16 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“Lovely B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at the Maples Inn for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The inn is nicely decorated and very quiet. The breakfasts were all incredible and just what we needed before venturing off to the park. Mark was an amazing host and we hope to return soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed at the Maples Inn 2 nights...one night at the beginning of our trip and one at the end and had two different rooms. Both rooms were lovely and comfortable. Mark makes a point to speak to all the guests and be helpful. The Inn is situated on a quiet street and within easy walking distance into town. Clearly a lot of effort goes into making the breakfasts special. My only suggestion would be to allow the guests an opportunity to list any dietary restrictions. My husband has an allergy and I am a vegetarian and that made the first morning's breakfast unedible for us (it was a turkey frittata and it looked fantastic). There was enough other food that we had plenty to eat, but since we did not know until the moment we were served what we were having, we did not have an opportunity to opt out of that part of the meal. So much time and energy was spent making that breakfast for us and we felt awful wasting it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waynesville, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our two night stay could not have been better. The Inn was everything that you would expect and close to the main downtown businesses. Mark is also the perfect host. He directed us to the best places to eat and the hikes that you would not want to miss. I plan to come back soon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Mark, the owner, is a delightful man that obviously cares about the well-being and happiness of his guests. He takes time showing you the property, always has tea, coffee, and water available for you - and his breakfasts, especially the egg soufle, are first-rate. The Inn is in a historic Victorian house. It is decorated in Victorian antiques etc. The rooms, while not large, are certainly in keeping with the architecture of the house and are immaculately kept. The location is on a quiet side street. This and the incredibly comfortable bed led to some seriously comfortable sleeping. Very highly recommended.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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12 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Maples Inn for three nights at the tail end of the season. It was perfect! Upon arrival, Mark had coffee and tea waiting, showed us where he kept the water, where to park, and had numerous recommendations for dinner ready for us. The morning breakfast was lovely- his cuisine certainly lives up to his reviews (though my husband was disappointed we missed the blueberry french toast). Oh, and the location was perfect! You are within walking distance of the town so within five minutes you can be away from the occasional cruise ship hubub. We loved being able to walk to dinner.

I think the nicest part of our stay was how thoughtful Mark was. Every night in our little suite he put a new fire log so that we could enjoy our evenings in the glow of firelight. Mid-afternoon he baked fresh cookies that were quite tasty. He truly gets to know his guests, their interests and has an intimate knowledge of the area which he can offer excellent recommendations. We most definitely would like to stay there on our next trip to Bar Harbor.

Room Tip: The birch suite has the fireplace. The bathroom is small (stall shower) but the quaint quarters mak...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We had a wonderful four-night stay at the Maples Inn. The queen-size beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms nicely appointed, and the entire inn is attractively decorated. Innkeeper Mark makes delicious breakfasts for his guests, and is eager and well-prepared to give advice on places to eat and things to do, not only in Bar Harbor but throughout Mount Desert Island. The inn's parlor has an extensive library of guidebooks on the natural and cultural history of the area, and Mark has a collection of menus from just about every restaurant on MDI. The inn is well-located, on a quiet side street but within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor's restaurants and shops. The inn's front porch is a wonderful place to gather in the afternoon for a cup of tea or libation, sharing the day's adventures with other guests. When we visit again, we will definitely book there.

Room Tip: The Red Oak has a small bathroom but a lovely outdoor terrace.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011 via mobile

Maples inn bar harbor

Mark the owner is a first rate host and is most welcoming. We stayed in the English holly room which had a 4 poster in which you had a set of steps to negotiate the bed. There were great touches that made the experience really rather pleasant, these included complimentary bottled water coffee and cake/cookies in the afternoon. Breakfast was delightfull and quite innovative.

Bar harbour itself seems to center itself around main street which is lined with every kind of restaurant you can think of and all reasonably priced. If like us you have enough of driving, then from the village green you can pick up a free bus (donations on the bus welcome) to all areas of acadia park which are frequent and incredible easy to navigate for your daily trips. Jordan pond is worth a visit. It's about 3 miles to walk around and can get tricky to navigate if you are clumsy like me. The restaurant at the end is most welcome. If you order some food you are given a free popover which comes with cream and jam. If you are English it's 
essentially a yorkshire pudding!

The fav. restaurants thus far are mckays bottom end of main street and for lobster the Trenton bridge lobster pound in Ellsworth. If you are looking for fine dining this is not the place but for a decent lobster then this is the place to come. 2 medium lobsters with corn and potatoe salad  and a couple of soft drinkd came in at 37 us dollars. If you want alcohol you can bring your own.

Cycled the carriages which is all off road which was great and not to taxing 


All in all a pleasant stay now on to Jackman Maine for some rafting.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Maples Inn

Address: 16 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Maples Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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